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Struggling Readers

The primary mission of Reading Rockets is to provide resources to help parents and educators support struggling readers. Browse the articles, research briefs, videos, and webcasts to find out more about why learning to read can be difficult and what teachers and parents can do to help. Be sure to also see the Helping Struggling Readers section.

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Our PBS Television Series:
Launching Young Readers

Annette Bening

Explore how children learn the relationship between sounds, letters, and words.

Deborah Norville

Find out how to help young readers learn to decode individual words accurately and quickly.

Explore ways to create a literacy-rich summer for kids, including struggling learners.

Professional Development Webcasts

Professional Development Webcasts

Listen, watch, and learn from top experts in these engaging roundtable discussions. Each webcast features a 60–minute video as well as recommended readings and suggested discussion questions.

"A book is like a garden, carried in the pocket." — Chinese Proverb